WPTW News Briefs - Wednesday, July 8th

Buggy Whip Suffers Partial Collapse

THE HISTORIC BUGGY WHIP BUILDING IN TIPP CITY WHICH SUFFERED PARTIAL

COLLAPSE HAS BEEN EXAMINED BY AN BY INDEPENDENT FORENSIC

ENGINEER. LARRY FAST EXAMINED THE PROPERTY AND SAID THE BUILDING

DOES NOT POSE A THREAT TO THE PUBLIC AND IS CAPABLE OF STRUCTURAL

REPAIRS. IN THE COMING WEEKS THE CITY AND COUNTY WILL COME TO A

CONSENSUS REGARDING WHAT IS NECESSARY IN ORDER TO GET THE BUILDING

IN COMPLIANCE WITH SAFETY CODES.


Police Chief Retiring

TROY’S POLICE CHIEF HAS ANNOUNCED HIS RETIREMENT. AFTER 22 YEARS AS

CHIEF, CHUCK PHELPS WILL RETIRE ON AUGUST 7. IN ALL, PHELPS HAS 38 YEARS

WITH THE TROY POLICE DEPARTMENT. AFTER PHELPS RETIRES, CAPT. SHAWN

MCKINNEY, AN FBI ACADEMY GRADUATE WILL ASSUME THE RANK OF CHIEF.


National Guard Tested for COVID

IN SHELBY COUNTY, THE OHIO NATIONAL GUARD RECENTLY COMPLETED

COVID-19 TESTING AT FAIR HAVEN AND FOUND NO SUSPECTED CASES. THE

GUARD HAS BEEN TASKED BY THE STATE TO DO SUCH TESTING AT OHIO

NURSING HOMES, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THERE HAS BEEN A COVID-19

OUTBREAK. TO DATE, FAIR HAVEN HAS HAD NO SUSPECTED OR CONFIRMED

COVID- 19 CASES AMONG STAFF OR RESIDENTS.


Acts of Kindness Grants Distributed

THE DUKE FOUNDATION HAS APPROVED THE FIRST OF ITS TARGETED ACTS OF

KINDNESS GRANTS. BEING DISTRIBUTED IS OVER 150-THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR

NINE KEY ORGANIZATIONS OFFERING CRUCIAL SERVICES FOR RESIDENTS OF

MIAMI COUNTY. IT’S AN EFFORT TO PROVIDE DIRECT ASSISTANCE TO SAFETY

NET NON-PROFITS AS THEY COPE WITH THE HEALTH, SOCIAL, AND ECONOMIC

CRISES ASSOCIATED WITH THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC.


Donations for Tipp Students

TIPP MONROE COMMUNITY SERVICES IS COLLECTING SCHOOL SUPPLIES FOR

CHILDREN LIVING IN TIPP CITY AND MONROE TWP. BOOK BAGS AND SCHOOL

SUPPLIES WILL BE DISTRIBUTED THE LAST TWO WEEKS OF THE LUNCH ON US

SUMMER MEAL PROGRAM IN AUGUST. DONATIONS CAN BE LEFT AT

COMMUNITY SERVICES OFFICE AT 3 E. MAIN ST. IN DOWNTOWN TIPP CITY WEEKDAYS FROM 8 A.M. TO 5 P.M. LAST YEAR, THE PROGRAM GAVE AWAY

139 BOOK BAGS AND MORE THAN 200 CHILDREN RECEIVED SUPPLIES.


Lighting Touches Down Locally

POP-UP THUNDERSTORMS RACED ACROSS THE AREA TUESDAY

AFTERNOON. IN BETHEL TOWNSHIP, A LIGHTNING BOLT STRUCK A TREE NEAR

THE HOME OF JACK COMPTON ON EAST HASKETT LANE. FORTUNATELY, THE

SPLINTERED TREE FELL TOWARD THE YARD AND NOT THE HOUSE.


Milton Library Event

THE MILTON-UNION PUBLIC LIBRARY HOSTS A CRAFTACULAR ON

WEDNESDAYS AT 6 P.M. AS PART OF ITS SUMMER READING PROGRAM. A

CRAFT WILL BE MADE DURING THE SESSIONS. FOR MORE INFORMATION,

CONTACT THE MILTON-UNION PUBLIC LIBRARY AT 937-698- 5515.


Versailles Chick Pageant Registration Still Open

REGISTRATION FOR THE VERSAILLES POULTRY DAYS MISS CHICK PAGEANT

REMAINS OPEN UNTIL JULY 30. ORGANIZERS ARE MAKING PLANS TO CONTINUE

THE 69-YEAR TRADITION DESPITE COVID-19. PROCEDURES ARE BEING

FORMULATED TO MAINTAIN SAFETY AND SOCIAL DISTANCING. THE PAGEANT

PROVIDES AN OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUNG LADIES TO WIN UP TO $1,000. THE

CONTEST WILL TAKE PLACE AUGUST 14 AND 15 IN THE OLD VERSAILLES HIGH

SCHOOL GYMNASIUM ON SOUTH CENTER STREET IN VERSAILLES.


Botkins Firm Cited for Compliance Failures

IN SHELBY COUNTY, THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH

ADMINISTRATION HAS CITED A BOTKINS FIRM. BOOMERANG RUBBER FACES

PENALTIES OF OVER 30-THOUSAND DOLLARS. ACCORDING TO OSHA, THE

COMPANY FAILED TO DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT PROCEDURES TO PREVENT

EMPLOYEE EXPOSURE TO UNINTENTIONAL MACHINE MOVEMENT DURING

MAINTENANCE AND INSTALL MACHINE GUARDS. THE COMPANY ALSO FAILED

TO PROVIDE ADEQUATE PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT TO PREVENT

ELECTRICAL SHOCK, TRAIN WORKERS IN SAFETY PROCEDURES AND PROPERLY

LABEL CONTAINERS..THE COMPANY HAS 15 BUSINESS DAYS FROM RECEIPT OF

THE CITATIONS TO COMPLY, OR CONTEST THE FINDINGS BEFORE THE

OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH REVIEW COMMISSION..

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